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John Minton

October 24, 1921 November 10, 2009
John Minton
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Obituary for John Minton

John Gordon Minton, 88, of Waynesburg, Pa. and formerly of Graysville and Hundred, W.Va. died at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in the Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa. following a lengthy illness.He was born October 24, 1921 in Graysville, Pa. a son of the late William Hamilton Rickey and Catherine Jane Meighen Minton and had resided in Hundred, W.Va. for 33 years prior to returning to Waynesburg in 1990.He was a member of the Hundred United Methodist Church and was a 1942 graduate of Richhill Twp. High School.Mr. Minton enjoyed golf and oil painting and was also an avid bowler for 18 years with the Senior League in Waynesburg.He was a veteran of World War II where he served with the U.S. Army as a Technician Third Class with the 480th Ordinance Tire Repair Company, serving in the European and Pacific Theaters of War and was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, the EAME Theater Ribbon with one bronze star, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Good Conduct Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal.Mr. Minton was a member of the Hundred V.F.D., American Legion, and Masonic Lodge and was instrumental in establishing the field lighting for the Hundred Athletic Field. He was employed for 32 years with Columbia Gas Transmission in Hundred, W.Va. prior to retiring in 1986 as a Maintenance Technician and was a member of the former Quarter Century Club.On August 22, 1943 he married Ines Louise Clutter who survives.Also surviving are a son, Jerry, husband of Sue Minton of Wexford; a daughter, Susan, wife of James (Butch) Mitchell of McRae, Ga.; three brothers, Robert, husband of Wahnetta Minton of Graysville; Edward, husband of Patricia Minton and Frank, husband of Evelyn Minton both of Washington (Lagonda), Pa.; two grandchildren, Michael Mitchell and Brianna Mitchell Carey; four great grandchildren, Mitchell, Chandler John and Landon Carey, Hali Strykoski.Deceased in addition to his parents is a son, John G. Minton, Jr. who died at birth; a brother, James Minton; two sisters, Dorothy Thompson and Madge Ferrell.Military rites will be accorded at the funeral home by representatives of the U.S. Army, the American Legion Post 330, V.F.W. Post 4793 and the D.A.V. Post 123 all of Waynesburg.

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